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MMC softball team wins 4 of 5

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team continued to win during a recent busy stretch of the season, forging a 4-1 record to run the Eagles' season mark to a shiny 12-3.

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn pitcher Kayla Foresman fires the ball to the plate during recent softball action in Cleghorn. Photo by Paul Struck
Last week, MMC beat Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 4-3, defeated Sioux City West 9-3 and Lawton-Bronson 10-0 in the Lawton-Bronson Tournament, dropped a hard-fought 4-2 game to Iowa's #1 Class 1A team and defending State Champion Akron-Westfield, and then beat Remsen St. Mary's 15-10.

In the win over HMS, Stephanie Specht got the pitching victory, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits in seven innings of work.

Jalyn Doeden was 2-3 with a double and RBI, andReagan McDaniel was 1-3 with an RBI to pace the MMC hitting attack. Kayla Foresman and jackie Holmes also had hits for the winners.

Kayla Theisen of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn lays down a perfect bunt during recent softball action in Cleghorn. The Eagles are 12-3 this season and play in the Spencer Tournament today and Saturday. Photo by Paul Struck
In the L-B Tournament, Foresman got the pitching win over Sioux City West, allowing two earned runs on just three hits and five walks, with three strikeouts in seven innings.

Brandi Or was 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored, and Doeden was 2-3 with two RBI and a double to lead the Eagle offense. Erica Dreckman was 1-3 with two runs scored, Kayla Theisen 1-3 with a run scored, Foresman 1-3 with an RBI, and Specht 1-3 with two runs scored.

Specht got the mound win in the shutout of host L-B, giving up just one hit and striking out six in the abbreviated five-inning game.

Dreckman was 2-3 with two runs scored and four stolen bases, Theisen 1-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, Foresman 1-4 with three RBI, Orr 2-3 with a run scored, Specht 1-3 with two RBI, and Jackie Holmes and McDaniel each 1-3 with an RBI.

Veteran Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball coach Leo Hupke flashes signals to the batter with a base runner on third during recent action in Cleghorn. Photo by Paul Struck
Foresman took the loss to A-W, allowing two earned runs on four scattered hits, with one walk and two Ks in seven innings.

Dreckman had a hit and two RBI to lead the MMC offense, and Specht rapped a double and scored a run. Foresman also had a hit in the game.

Foresman also got the win in the slugfest with Remsen St. Mary's, allowing five earned runs on 12 hits and two walks, with two Ks in seven innings.

Doeden had three hits, two RBI and scored twice to lead the MMC batters, while Dreckman, Foresman, Orr, and Taylor Holmes each tallied two hits. Orr and Theisen each totaled two RBI, and Dreckman scored three times for the winners.

MMC plays in the Spencer Tournament today and Saturday.

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